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  1. Best of the Banned

    My faves have been trask, necro, dwayner. I miss you guys!
  2. Sup folks, Can somebody please point me to that really annoying screen with the sci-fi character that swings his arms up and down while the colors flash? I need it to deal with an important work issue. Thanks!
  3. Need help finding Irritating Visual

    Yes, that be's the one---thank you! Hey, catbird. Still in NC, diggin' my Stanley-bound Canes.
  4. Hockey

    It's also a rip-off that it's become a reward to the fading stars, rather than a chance for the young guys to show their stuff. Not letting Sidney Crosby or Eric Staal play in the Olympics because they are too young and inexperienced in the NHL? gimme a break! Hockey is still the best combination of speed, agility, gracefulness, agressiveness---you name it. I don't care if it's NHL or playing the beer leagues yourself. damn what a sport!
  5. Men over X

    one word alone was enough..."Duke"
  6. Greenpeace Pussies

    More pure gold
  7. You guys suck

    Dru, Here's another Solid Gold thread...
  8. How I Feel Today

    Uncharacteristically uncompassionate.
  9. How I Feel Today

    Hey minxie ...I just logged on for the first time in quite awhile. Buried in work, stuck on the right coast...no climbing/slogging here. I have re-discovered an old love, however, and introduced my kids to 'er: Ice Hockey
  10. RIP Duke

    Look, HST was a funny, articulate guy who made a lot of us laugh in college in the 70s and 80s. I remember reading Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas in the backyard of a rented apartment in Austin, TX in 1983. I starting laughing so damn hard that the girl next door came around to make sure I was okay. Not many books are so entertaining that you can so clearly recollect reading them. Everybody probably should have seen this coming eventually. In a preface to one of his books ( The Great Shark Hunt, I think), he wrote that he wanted to commit suicide right at that moment, but 'didn't have the guts.' Unfortunately, suicide is a gift that keeps on giving. I feel sorry for family and for his closest friends. It appears he's been a difficult person for those closest to him, and this puts a sad close on the story of his life.
  11. poll

    IMO, universally, a woman wants a man who's confident and comfortable with who he is, and romantically interested in her. A man wants a woman to be emotionally and physically interested in him. Neither wants a clinger or someone who telegraphs uncertainty. I don't think any of that has changed in the past thousand years. There's also sometimes a wide gulf between what someone professes to want in a mate, and what they really want. Don't let that fool you. Of course, Layton is right, it's probably not a good idea to take advice from the rest of us fuckers!
  12. france has upped its terror alert level

    Juliet Binoche
  13. poll

    great pic jordop...but I just don't get this angst. I never remember things being so difficult as you guys make them out to be. (Disclaimer...happily married and off the street for 15 years.) my hypothesis: You guys have been lured into this metrosexual bullshit. You treat women as equals. Well they're not equals. They are different. They want you to act like men. Act like men and treat them like women. Express some sincere interest in them as women. Is is really that hard?
  14. poll

    Jesus Christ, can't you just go up to who-ever-she-is, and go for it?!
  15. A message from Necronomicon! ooooooooh

    And I will take the credit for bringing the attention over there to this disturbingly-homo thread. I read this shitbird, and somehow I'm reminded of John Candy and Steve Martin together in that motel room...
  16. Cycling vs Running

    Lo and behold there Loki was, on the cover of a cycling or tri mag this morning when I walked into the airport. I don't make a habit of checkin' out girls in their 20s, but she is HOT!
  17. Cycling vs Running

    Cycling vs. Running...this is better than sport vs. trad! My thoughts are: -if I can run for 1 or 2 or 3 hours at a time, that's aerobic enough for me. Not sure I believe all the 'science' either side puts forth claiming its aerobic improvement is better. -someone made the point awhile back that running on flat does nothing for your legs re: climbing. -I like both, but I don't like the effects of the bike seat. -Most importantly, isn't this one outstanding photo.? It's the best thing to come out of this thread. And she does both.
  18. Most of the slopes in this region are aimed at intermediate skiers, but there is plenty to challenge those who are more advanced. This area is mostly above trees. The terrain ranges from gentler gladed skiing down near town to rugged and varied on the upper mtn. You can ski between St Anton (the main town) and neighboring towns of St Christoph, Lech (the ritzy set), and Zurs. If you are looking for wild off-piste skiing, the main factor is how much snow falls this winter. But this is true for all the Euro resorts! A decent snowfall means plenty of opportunities for craziness dropping into cols, etc. (something I only watch). One thing I like about this area is that they have skiroutes which are off-piste but not really backcountry. It would take several days of skiing hard to complete a "cirkus" of the valley---something to try mid- or late-season. Regardless of your level, I'd recommend at least a day or two of 'ski-school.' I guarantee that there will be a group that will push your limits, plus this is the quickest way to get info (from the instructor) on where to ski, party, etc. <a href="www.stantonamarlberg.com/" target="_blank">www.stantonamarlberg.com/</a> http://www.goski.com/rau/stanton.htm http://homes.tiscover.com/stanton/f_homepage...2.html The least-expensive way to ski St Anton would be to rent a ski-apartment so that you don't have to pay the half-board or full-board at a hotel. You can get groceries & alcohol at the Spar mkt downtown each day and you're set. Buy a pass at the new wellness center and you have access to indoor & outdoor pools, sauna, everything that the nicest hotels have. This isn't to say that St Anton would be better skiing than say the Interlaken area. That area in fact looks every bit as fun and very much the same character of skiing as St Anton. Zermatt being higher may be the best of the German-speaking ski resorts, but $$$. My wife & I have skiied together for 15 years, Canada, US and Austria, and StAnton is the place we keep going back to for the overall vacation experience (now carrying the kids too).
  19. Best Running Trails?

    Can somebody please advise an out-of-towner on good places to run in the Seattle area (weather permitting)? I've gotta be in town for work a couple of days next wk. Would like to be able to run in a safe, scenic place, w/in say 30 minutes of downtown. Where's best?
  20. Best Running Trails?

    This sounds good...ideal mid-week run for me would be 5-6 miles. Waterfront is nice.
  21. Best Running Trails?

    And where would I find Pube Club this coming Tues?
  22. Fly to Zurich/train to St Anton Austria. You can ski for days---different mtns, valleys, towns---all on the same skipass and not ski the same run. It's the highest resort in Austria as well, so it nearly always has snow. Austria is less expensive than Switzerland, and just as gemuetlich...maybe more. Get in skischule for a few days, which really is more guided touring than instruction, with people who ski at your level and as aggressive as you want to ski. Plus you'll drink with them and have a blast.
  23. Are most Canadians Bene Whores

    or is it just my relatives? Goddamn if every one of them doesn't seem to make out on extended childcare leaves, extra retirement money, unbelieveable numbers of vacation days, and a general milk-the-system attitude. Is this standard?
  24. good things to know

    There was an article about 10 years ago that claimed a study showed German men to go longest on average between underwear changes---21 days I think.
  25. Tom Cruise to Climb Everest

    she does have a bit of a bill